Judas Iscariot Playwright and Cast Read at Theological Advisor's Book Signing

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Father James Martin, S.J. — who served as theological advisor on The Last Days of Judas Iscariot — will enjoy a reading of his new book, "A Jesuit Off-Broadway," which is based on his experiences with Iscariot playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and that show's cast members.

Loyola Press published Martin's "A Jesuit Off-Broadway" — currently available in hardcover — featuring a foreword by playwright Guirgis. Martin and Guirgis will be joined by fellow LAByrinth Theater Company members for a reading and book signing Sept. 24 at 7 PM at The Public Theater (located at 425 Lafayette Street). "What happens when theatre and theology share the stage?" poses book notes. "Discover the answer as you take a front row seat to Fr. Martin's experience as theological advisor to the cast of LAByrinth Theater Company's The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. While Martin offers answers to some of life's biggest questions, he learns lessons about the theatre — and finds out that the sacred and the secular aren't always that far apart."

LAB presented the world premiere of Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Off-Broadway at The Public Feb. 8-April 3 with a cast led by Sam Rockwell and Eric Bogosian. Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the work, which also featured Stephen McKinley Henderson, Liza Colón-Zayas, John Ortiz, Jeffrey DeMunn, Yetta Gottesman, Craig "muMs" Grant, Sal Inzerillo, Adrian Martinez, Deborah Rush, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Kohl Sudduth, Callie Thorne and Yul Vazquez.

Tickets to the reading ($20 - limited seating available) can be purchased by calling (773) 244-4414 or online at loyolabooks.org/martin. For more information on LAB, visit labtheater.org.

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